Wednesday, August 10, 2011
UNDP and OSISA collaborate to promote Social and Environmental Accountability in the Extractive Industry
The Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) through its Southern African Resource Watch (SARW) and economic justice Programme is to undertake a 3 year project , "promoting social and environmental accountability in the Southern African mining sector. The aim of the project is to provide a clear understanding of the potential biodiversity risks associated with mining development in the SADC region. The project will help SARW and key partners in the SADC region to identify biodiversity areas and heritage sites which are at risk from mining activities. The project will focus primarily on seven countries(Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC, Mozambique, South Africa and Angola) and eventually cover the entire SADC region.